Transformations

by John Budnik Band

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"Transformations" is the John Budnik Band's debut album. The title of the album came to be by playing off of the lyrics from the opening track, "SoCal," as well as to honor the transformative times life throws at us. We hope you enjoy!

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released March 21, 2017

Musicians:
John Budnik (guitar/harmonica/organ/vox)
Brice McDaniel (guitar/percussion)
Cody O'Mary (drums/lapsteel/percussion/vox)
Heidi O'Mary (percussion)
Gabe Serencha (bass on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 10)
Grisha Stewart (vox/percussion)
Steve Thomas (bass on tracks 4, 6, 7, 8, 9/ukulele/vox)
Chad Reynvaan (Piano)

All tracks recorded and mixed by Chad Reyvaan at WATTAGE STUDIOS, Anchorage, Alaska.

Album mastered by Eric Broyhill at MONSTERLAB AUDIO, Stockholm, Sweden.

Artwork by John Budnik

Special Thanks: Fauna and Drake Reynvaan, Robert and Barbara Budnik, Katrina Sullivan, Addison O'Mary, Amos and Dani, Carly Serencha

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John Budnik Band Palmer, Alaska

Born out of a dimly lit bar’s open mic, we dedicated ourselves to honing our craft of music and songwriting in order to begin live performances as a group in 2016. Eager to play and always looking for the next gig, we hope to be near you soon to share our music. ... more

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Track Name: SoCal
Once upon a time I was a lost soul,
even then I didn't know what I was told,
I just wanted to sing into that microphone,
and even though you've never heard of me,
that's because you've never follwed me,
into the lightning zone,

Take me back to a place,
Where the sun shines,

I'm gonna go back to SoCal,
That's where I want to be
Somebody take me back to SoCal,
That's where I want to be

I just want to be on that beach,
with the sand, beneath my knees,
I just want to ride that board all day long,
until I hear the dinner bell song,

Take me back to a place,
Where the sun shines,

I'm gonna go back to SoCal,
That's where I want to be,
Somebody take me back to SoCal,
That's where I want to be,

Don't you know it's about transformations?
I mean how are you to grow?
Change something about yourself,
So others can take note,

Take me back to a place,
Where the sun shines
Track Name: Heartstrings
I don't know what to sing,
when you're pulling on my hearstrings,
you know how to make me lose my mind,
Baby, I'm not the losing kind,

So just talk to me,
just talk to me,
me, just talk to me,

You know what to do,
staring at me the way you do,
those eyes make it seem like it was a fling,
but really you're just pulling on my heartstrings,

So just talk to me,
just talk to me,
me, just talk to me,

I know you don't think it ain't no thing,
ending it the way that you think,
but this time I'll know what to sing,
cause, girl, you were just heartstrings
Track Name: Paint You A Picture
Everytime I pick up that brush,
I don't know where it will go,
the color are oh-so mysterious,
just like your love and how it flows,

I'm trying to paint you a picture,
of a world that you can live in,
one filled with animals, love and happiness,
and one that you have never seen

You were my blank canvas,
you left the rest up to me,
Our paint blends oh-so serious,
just like a sunset hitting the sea,

I'm trying to paint you a picture,
of a world that you can live in,
one filled with animals, love and happiness,
and one that you have never seen

I don't want us to be black and white,
Your hue caught my eye,
Our paint makes me oh-so delirious,
just like birds flying high in the sky,

I'm trying to paint you a picture
of a world that you can live in,
one filled with animals, love and happiness,
and one that you have never seen
Track Name: The Love Nihilist
He's the kind of man that would give up on love,
doesn't even know where its coming from,
could of been her and it could have been him,
could of been you and it could have been me,
could of been the devil, don't you see?

He's the love nihilist
He's the love nihilist

He'll show up at the club with an iron eye,
and stare you down until you die,
He don't believe in the real thing,
until he hears the tune that makes him sing.

and it went something like this
and it went something like this

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K
Everybody get down with their partners today
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9
Everbody get down and dance all night

and get down, get down, get down, get down

Cold-hearted man bust-a-move,
and everybody got down and grooved,
they showed him a real good time
and left the night feeling fine

He's no longer the love nihilist
He's no longer the love nihilist

Ah, he woke up that next day a changed man,
with a new song stuck in his head,
and it went something like this,
and it went something like this,

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K
Everybody get down with their partners today
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9
Everbody get down and dance all night

and get down, get down, get down, get down
Track Name: Everybody Should
I'm feeling kind of good and I'm feeling kind of bad,
everybody raise the glasses in your hands,
I'm feeling kind of good and I'm feeling kind of groovy,
everybody should get down to help to move me

cause everybody should
and everybody should
everybody should
and everybody should
everybody should

(repeat)
Track Name: Wild Thing
She's a wild thing,
she's out there she's all alone
She's just looking to feel safe and feel at home,
she's a wild thing
She's out there she's on the roam
She's just looking to find the people to call her own

She knows that bombing is a part of life
It's going to come at one costly price

(repeat)
Track Name: Penelope
Hey you, I’m waiting for a message from you
Hey you, I’m waiting for you to blow up my phone
Hey you, you know that I’m all by myself

I’m not here to make enemies
I just want to be romantically
And get to know you one last time before I leave

Penelope, Penelope,
You know me better than me

Hey you, I’m not asking for anymore time
Hey you, I’m not asking for in return
Hey you, you know that you showed me something real

I’m not here to make enemies
I just want to be romantically
And get to know you one last time before I leave

Penelope, Penelope,
You know me better than me

Hey you, I’m never going to regret
Hey you, I’m never going to forget
Hey you, that Tweedy starred filled night and kiss

I’m not here to make enemies
I just want to be romantically
And get to know you one last time before I leave
Track Name: Gypsy Ballad
Gypsy woman met a gypsy man,
they traveled the world baking gypsy bread.
They didn’t set out to change the world,
they got together and made a baby girl.

And she danced, danced, danced.

She danced all night with her friends.
She danced all night until the end,
of that one fateful night
when she saw a man get stabbed in a fight.

And he cried, cried, cried.

He cried out for the aid of a stranger.
He cried so loud until there was no danger.
They took him to the hospital, where he met the nurse,
who had seen so many she thought she was cured.

And she sighed, sighed, sighed.

She went home and turned on the T.V.
She saw the report about the man in need.
Her husband saw that she was upset.
He told her to rest her head on his chest.

And he smiled, smiled, smiled.

He went to work that next day.
He’s got to go to the grind so he can get paid.
His boss sits in his office drinking to get tipsy,
questioning his existence and wishing he was a gypsy.

And he quit, quit, quit.

Because,

Gypsy woman met a gypsy man.
They traveled the world baking gypsy bread.
They didn’t set out to change the world.
They got together and made a baby girl.

And she danced, danced, danced.
Track Name: She Ain't That Kind Of Girl
I said 'Hey, girl, ah don't you know,'
I said 'Hey, girl, ah don't you go,'
Let me take you by the hand,
I'll take your mind to fantasy land

She said 'Look I ain't that kind of girl,'
Oh you're not taking me for no whirl,
For you it would take a lot to sway
and you ain't got nothing until you've heard me say,

I said 'Hey, girl, you know I just want your name,'
I said "Hey, girl, you know I got no shame,'
Let me take you by the hand,
You're gonna make me one hell of a man

She said 'Look I ain't that kind of girl,'
Oh you're not taking me for no whirl,
For you it would take a lot to sway
and you ain't got nothing until you've heard me say,
Track Name: Cheap Boots, Cheap Booze
I was thinking to myself just the other day,
what it would take for my courage to lead the way,
one thing girl you've got me realizing,
you've got my mind crying' your name,
you've got my heart singing your name,

I want a girl who wears cheap boots,
I want a girl who drinks cheap booze,
I want a girl who sings those blues,
I want a girl just like you,
I want a girl just like you,

I caught your eye from across the room,
and it inspired me to sing this tune,
one thing girl you've got me fantasizing,
is taking a walk underneath the moon,
taking a stroll underneath the moon
Track Name: Alone
Maybe I’m all alone.
Every time you say ‘I love you,’
it rubs salt into my wo-und.
Maybe I’m all alone.

It’s 4 AM on a Sunday morning.
I’m just sitting here writing this song.
Staring at a picture of you and me,
wondering where’d it all go wro-ng.

I just took off my wedding ring.
Wondering what it all means.
‘Cause I’m not sure if I’m go-ing on.

Maybe I’m all alone.
Everytime you say ‘I love you,’
It rubs salt into my wo-und.
Maybe I’m all alone.

I don’t know what’s going to happen next.
Only time is ever going to tell.
One things for certain,
I’ve got to climb out of my hell.

Maybe I’m all alone.
Everytime you say ‘I love you,’
It rubs salt into my wo-und.
Maybe I’m all alone.